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I l A2 THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, January 26, 2012 People Jeanetta Pressley 1935-2012 Jeanetta Pressley, a longtime Perkins resident passed away at her son's home in Cushing at the age of 76. Graveside services wree held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Perkins Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Perkins. Jeanetta was born on September 9, 1935 in Wellston, Oklahoma to the late Benjamin Ray and Vera (Zimarou) Foulks. She grew up in California and was educated in California. While growing up, she worked in the canneries in California. On August 4, 1951 she married the love of her life Carroll "C.D." Duane Pressley. They made their home in California for a number of years, returning to Stillwater in 1963. She worked at O.S.U as a housekeeper for a number of years. Jeanetta enjoyed gardening, painting and tracing genealogy. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Jeanetta is survived by her sons Calvin Ray Pressley of Tyler, Texas, Duane Pressley of Cushing, Kevin Pressley and wife Marina of Cushing, daughter Ronda Pressley Smith and husband Mike of Decatur, Tx., grandchildren Tim Pressley, Raychelle Herrington, Jason Smith, Kelsey Smith, Chad Pressley, Shannon Rhodes, Mitchell Pressley and Kati Pressley; 8 great grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband C.D., and three brothers Charles "Chuck" Foulks, Robert Bob Foulks, and Gary Foulks. Condolences and online guest book are available at www.PalmerMarlerFH.com. Luther A. Parham Luther A. Parham, after 87 years of full life, went to be with the Lord on January 22, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Luther and his wife Bonita were married for 69 years and raised twelve children _ ,in :"!P0teau, Oklahoma. They owned and operated Parham Fruit Stand while supporting the family. Then moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas where he worked at Rheem Mfg until he retired. hard worker and dedicated father and husband. He is preceded in death by two sons and a brother who died as a child. Survived by one brother Dennis Parham of Paris, Arkansas, 'his wffb Bonita . of Pocola, OK and ten of his children: Dale, Iris, Donna, Fred, Mike, Thomas, Retha , Rick, Reba, and Jerry. He has also left behind a host of grand-children and great- Luther was a proud -grandchildren. Phyllis Joyce Hammack 1928-2012 Phyllis Joyce Hammack, 83, died on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2012 at Oak Grove Cemetery. Pastor Randy Green officiating. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Phyllis Hammack was born on February 27, 1928 to Otis Banks and Nellie Harlow in Muskogee, OK. Phyllis married Albert M. Hammack on June 15, 1946 in Fort Smith Ark. She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Hammack, daughter Peggy Joyce Hammack, daughter- in-law Linda Hammack and granddaughter Brittney Lee Hammack She is survived by her sons Otis, wife Tess and Edward. wife, Betty Hammack, nine grandchildren and twenty- two great grandchildren and one great -great-grandchild. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Clifford Edsel Nottingham 1923-2012 Clifford Edsel Nottingham, 88, of Stillwater, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perkins and were held on Saturday, January21, 2012 at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home located at 304 N. Main in Perkins. Clifford was born on March 1, 1923 to Oliver Jess and Mintie Barbria (Venlris) Nottingham in Paradise, OK in rural Payne County. He was raised and educated in Payne County. After finishing school, Clifford went to work on his family's farm. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Army. He served in the Signal Corps and was proud to be a part of 5 separate invasions in the European Theater. He served in France, Germany, Egypt, Africa, and Austria_ Clifford enjoyed liberating forces and he especially enjoyed the celebrations that took place after the liberations. He spent several days hiding out on an "American friendly" farm after accidently riding his motorcycle across enemy lines. He was eventually rescued by U.S. Forces. Clifford spent his last few weeks of the war as a P.O.W. in Austria. In 1945, he returned to Oklahorn, One day while he was out for a drive, he spotted a beaull young woman whose skittish horse refused to cross a rural bridge. Clifford ceased the opportunity to help walk the horse across the bridge and shortly after, he married the beautiful girl, Geraldean L. Case. Clifford and Gemldean settled on a farm near StiUwater where they raised their four children. In 1952, Clifford went to work as a lineman for the City of Stillwater, as well as several other municipalities in the surrounding area, In the early 1960's, he spent several years as a high power electrician for Oklahoma State University. After leaving the university, he worked as a freelance construction and ranch worker, before retuning to the family farm to take care of his elderly father. Clifford Nottingham was a kind man who enjoyed teaching his children to hunt and fish. He loved fanning and other outdoor activities and was a member of the American Legion. He was a perecfionist who will he remembered for his omery sense of humor, his smile, and his love for his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Clifford is survived by his two sons: Bill R. Nottingham of Colorado Springs, CO and Charles E Case and wife Brenda, of Sfillwater, OK. Two Daughters: Sandra Adams and husband Frank, and Patsy Condit, both of Stillwate OK. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 2 grandchildren. In lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Legion. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook and a memorial video may be viewed at wwv4.pmcffl.com Brett Mueller and Mary Beth Bishop Bishop, Mueller to wed Benny and Liz Bishop of Monticello, Florida, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Eliza- beth "Mary Beth" Bishop, also of Monticello, to 2LT Brett Thomas Mueller of Stillwater, Okla. Mueller, the son of Dr. Mark and Sandy Mueller of Still- water, is a U.S. Army Airborne Infantry officer stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. He is a graduate of Stillwater High School and Oklahoma State University. Mueller is the grandson of Dr. Robert & Priscilla Mueller and the late Dorothy Mueller, and the late Harold and Pauline Thomas. Bishop, a graduate of Aucilla Christian Academy and the University of Florida, is currently the athletic director at Aucilla Christian. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Dorothy Pickenpaugh of Monticello and Doris Bishop and the late Mordaunt "Heedley" Bishop of Aucilla. The wedding ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. on Feb. 18, "2012, at the First Baptist Church of Monticello and the recep- tion will immediately follow at the First United Methodist Church of Monticello's Family Ministries Center. Glenda Francis Kendle 1929-2012 Glenda Francis Kendle, 82, of Stillwater, went to be with her savior on the evening January 16, 2012 with her family by her side. Glenda was bom on September 14, 1929 in Perry, Oklahoma. She was raised and attended schools in the Perry area. Glenda spent several years working at Dr. Francis's office and waitressing at the Corner Lunch Restaurant. In 1945, Glenda married Howard Kendle. The couple had four children: Terry, Alan, Gemma, and Nick. In the early 1980's, Glenda relocated to Casa Grande, AZ to be near her son Nick. In the late 1980's, the family moved to Las Vegas, NV, but returned to Casa Grande, AZ a few years later. Glenda was very active in Casa Grande, attending the local Church of Christ, a church women's group, and many bible studies. In 2007, Glenda returned to Oklahoma and settled at the Legacy Park Apartments in Sfillwater. Glenda Kendle loved life. She enjoyed fishing and tending to her garden. She was a wonderful cook and was never happier than when she was cooking a meal to enjoy with.her family. Glenda had an infectious smile and she loved to laugh. You didn't have to be around her long before you knew how much she loved the Lord. She had a caring and giving heart and a positive attitude. Even after a difficult diagnosis, Glenda kept her cheerful spirit and beautiful smile. "Her 82 years of life can be described in a few short words: deep faith, unconditional love, and joyous laughter. Glenda was a wonderful mother, a proud grandmother, a faithful Christian, and a loyal friend. She left her mark on many lives and will truly be missed by those whom she touched. She is survived by her daughter, Gernma Loveless. Two sons: Nick W. Kendle and Alan J. Kendle. A sister: Peggy Brady. A brother: Bill Webb. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, as well as several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Iva Greer. A son: Terry Ray Kendle. Two Brothers: Bob Webb and Kenneth Webb. The family wishes to thank the staff at Grace Living Center and the staff of Judith Karman Hospice for their care, compassion, and love. Special thanks -to Holly Harbin for her kindness and the very special relationship she had with Glenda. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Glenda's name to Judith Karman Hospice in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, 5106 N. Washington, Stillwater, OK 74075. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.pmcfh.com Jacqueline Molloy 1957-2012 her p/t., i passed away Januarv 20, She is survived by her 2012 in "' UllWater. er brothJIldal Warm. services will be 2:00 EM. Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Ponca City. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Jackie was born March 9, 1957, to Laymond and Betty Wann in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She married David Molloy. They later divorced. She is preceded in death by She loved animals and raised exotic pets. She was a professional musician, playing multiple instruments. She was an avid scuba diver. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: Humane Society of Stillwater, 1710 S. 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